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and creates a task force for the middle-class. joe biden headed that because he is very upper class. even obama began shifting focus from the working class and the poor to lower middle class so i think who he is appealing to while he was campaigning originally in his first term to average earners after the great recession. the mortgage crisis. a lot of us were hurt. it didn't matter if you were in upper-middle-class you got hurt by the mortgage crisis as well. for him to get elected he started appealing towards wealthier people than he had in his first term. so where are we now? we are still at the one top% of households own one third of the total private health. it's staggering 5% of americanamerican s account for war than one third of consumer purchases. this idea of the bell curve of the post-war years does not exist anymore. regardless of your political inclinations. if you look at these numbers i'm not sure how you can say there is a genuine middle-class. and going to wrap up. i think the rise and fall of the american middle class is one if not the biggest story of the 20 century in
next to him, joe biden and other committees for 20 years, never got close to being the chairman. you either have to outlive or hope your colleagues get defeated. and all of a sudden there were some 90 hearings on the residential mortgage crisis. we had a very slim majority. forty-nine republicans in january 2007. the margin of moving forward. almost no interest in the residential mortgage crisis. the witness said there might be too many foreclosures and he was ridiculed the next day in the media for being engaging on the magnitude of the problem. knowing that this was a hyperbole and there were many other foreclosures. and then we come to the weekend of st. patrick's day and you have the failure of bear stearns. most argue it was a one-off problem. not of any great seriousness. it was six months later to the day when you have the aig class, lehman brothers, and of course the most critical meeting of all. that occurred about 7:00 p.m. in the conference room of the speaker of the house, nancy closely. about 15 of us in the room and then ben bernanke proceeds to say the following almost
about rand paul, mark arabi, hillary clinton, joe biden but no paul ryan or mario cuomo. >> i just wrote about mario cuomo. data, the deduction, we have a debate about all the time almost, i feel like our reporters are very reluctant to become part of this, you know, a cottage industry of like the next presidential election the day after the last one. >> [inaudible] >> the reality is we all do it. i think right now the least, an industry not getting too far ahead of ourselves and allowing it to a certain degree to be the players. paul ryan is not doing anything to really make it look like he is running for president right now. i feel like he probably is pretty sort of keeping a lower profile than rand paul this. so i think right now certainly most of the reporting that i see has been pretty good about keeping it limited to the people who are making moves towards that. >> donald trump. [laughter] >> so, we started off early in this discussion talk about the implications for the bios of the "washington post." and with the heritage traditional media site like beckham one thing they been abl
, and it was for things to come. the next big fight we had in washington was over guns. .. >> but vice president joe biden said if someone is attacking your home, just go outside with a double-barreled shotgun and fired both barrels in the air. which is very, very good advice. if it so happens that you are being attacked by a flock of geese. [laughter] you know, on the subject of guns, following the horrific tragedy of newtown, president obama came out not saying let's stand up and go after violent criminals, not saying what protect the innocent. i think that we ought to come down on them like a ton of bricks. [applause] but instead, the president said that we will use this as an excuse to go after the constitutional rights of law-abiding citizens. i must tell you that in washington momentum was entirely with the president on this. the conventional wisdom was this was unstoppable. i will tell you three senators signed a very simple note to harry reid said that we will filibuster any legislation that undermines the right to keep in balance. [cheers] [applause] now, the important thing about that was not th
-senator joe biden. jay johnson was the general counsel for the defense department until last year, and that gave him legal overview about everything the u.s. military and defense department was doing, a lot of which we're going to discuss here. before that he was general counsel for the air force and assistant u.s. attorney, i understand, hired in new york by rudy giuliani back in the day that he was, served on that. jane harmon needs no introduction to anybody here. she's now the executive director or director of the woodrow wilson center, served for how many terms in congress? >> nine. >> nine terms in congress, was ranking member on the house intelligence committee for many years and then the homeland security committee. and anthony romero is the executive director of the aclu and has been a consistent voice for civil liberties on all the issues we're going to talk about. so let's start right off with the nsa program. i know some of it was covered in the previous panel, but i want to get into it, raj, a little bit how it actually works, and i'm talking about the metadata which
in pennsylvania the hometown of vice president joe biden who will be with him tomorrow. we will have live coverage on the c-span networks. ♪ >> with the president talked about education, on c-span tonight we'll be opening our phone lines and getting your thoughts on college costs as student loan program and the valley of education. we are inviting her conversations through our facebook page or on twitter come use the hashtag c-span chat. c-span slide education town hall starting at 7:30 p.m. eastern tonight on our companion network c-span. ♪ >> while waiting for the president, awaiting the arrival of the president of the state university of new york, buffalo university, the president will be talking about the cost of college education. the president expected in just a couple of minutes. we'll get a preview of the presidency to her through new york and pennsylvania that took place this morning on the "washington journal." house of representatives mr. jackson, could you highlight some of the message that the president will bring, especially a new take on how colleges should be ranked and how tha
rights of law-abiding citizens. vice president joe biden -- you know, you don't need a punch line. [applause] you just say his name, people laugh. but vice president joe biden told all of us that if anybody attacks your house, just go outside with a double barrel shotgun, and fired both barrels in the air. which is very, very good advice. if it so happens are being attacked by a flock of geese. but let me tell you, that fight over guns, in the early days and weeks, that fight looked unwinnable. the momentum was entirely with the present. all of the media told us it could not be won, and there were lots of senators on the edge wavering. a handful of senators stood up and said, we will filibuster any legislation that undermines the second amendment right to keep and bear arms. [applause] and what happened next was exactly the same thing that happened with the drones. what happened next was the american people began getting involved, begin speaking out, e-mailing, tweeting, began calling their senators and saying, defend our bill of rights. let me tell you one of the most effective d
rubio and hillary clinton and joe biden but no paul ryan or mario cuomo. >> i just read about mario cuomo, andrew cuomo i guess. we have a debate about it all the time. our reporters are very reluctant to become part of this, the cottage industry of the next presidential election the day after the last one. >> that is our cottage industry and we will stay with that. >> but the reality is we all do it. i think right now it least i've been impressed as an industry and not getting too far ahead of ourselves and allowing it to be the players. paul ryan is not doing anything to really make it look like he is running for president right now. i feel like it probably is but he is keeping a lower profile than rand paul is. and so i think right now certainly most of the reporting that i see frankly has been pretty good about keeping it limited to the people that are made the moves towards that. >> donald trump? [laughter] >> others? >> we started off earlier in this discussion talking about a bio with "the washington post" and with a heritage traditional media site like that one of the things
. in washington today vice president joe biden's war on summoned the power as the ambassador to the u.n.. you can see a picture of the vice president administering the oath of office at the white house one day after the senate confirmed her by the vote of 87-10. now we will show a portion of this morning's washington journal. >> if we turn away from the needs of others, we align ourselves with those forces which are bringing about this suffering. >> they ought to take advantage with nothing short of the public health [inaudible] certainly when somebody had their own agenda >> the concern for what is going on with american women. >> she becomes the chief confidante. >> many of the women that were first lady's a lot of the more feminist. >> they are and how many ways more interested as human beings than their house and because they are not first and foremost to find the political ambition. >> because you go to the white house today and it's really roosevelt's white house. >> i think in every case the first lady has done what was in her personality and interest. >> she wrote in her memoir i myself n
president joe biden, have charged that president bashar assad's government used deadly chemical weapons near da has cuts last week. u.n. inspectors have not said whether they've reached that conclusion. now a discussion on egypt's political future and its relationship with the united states. speakers include middle east analyst and former state department officials from the project on middle east democracies, the atlantic council and the brookings institution. monica coleman was the host for this hourlong national press club newsmakers event. [inaudible conversations] >> good morning. welcome to the national press club's newsmaker event on crisis this egypt. before we get started, i'd like to go over a few housekeeping rules. first, again, if you haven't already silenced your phone and other electronic devices, could you leads do so at this time. also this is a press conference-type forum. it will be approximately an hour. each speaker will talk for 5-10 minutes, and then there will be a q&a. q&as are limited to members of the credentialed press and members of the press club. when you are ca
remember joe biden always came in dead last. least rich on capitol hill. made $200 on his book last year. [laughter] >> i know everyone has questions. each team has worked somewhere else. some of you have worked in more traditional places compared to where you are now. can you tell us how that is different for you personally, what you feel has been a change for you perhaps in moving into the work you are doing now. we're also interested in how you help students prepare for this environment where there are all of these opportunities. what do they need to know to take a vantage of opportunities that are out there? i think they need to learn how to code. as someone who has worked for a newspaper for 24 years, the last six of that running p oliticfact. i am struck by the tremendous opportunity for opportune it -- opportunity for students that can understand the fundamental of journalism and understand understandience, on htm html and want to take the curiosity of record a list and put it to work on the web. >> i will push back a little bit on that from my own interest and say i do not know -
. the president will be joined by vice president joe biden. and coming up tonight, texas senator ted cruz will be delivering the keynote address at a fundraiser hosted by the new hampshire republican party and the city of dublin. senator cruz who is considering a presidential run will be introduced by new hampshire center kelly ayotte. the road to the white house coach will begin at seven eastern tonight on c-span. >> let's begin with one of our best bars, james baldwin. what brought you to the march on washington? >> i could say the fact i was born and eager in this country. more concretely, i felt there was no reason for me not to be involved with what is one of the most significant and most important, most loaded demonstration to free americans. that has never happened in this country. >> up until very recently like most americans i expressed my support of civil rights largely by talking about it at cocktail parties. but again, like many americans, this summer, i could no longer pay only lip service to a cause that was so urgently right and into time that is so urgently now. >> sunday,
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